We in America do not have government by the majority. We have government by the majority who participate.
- Thomas Jefferson
As leaders in the vision of a world free of MS, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society is dedicated to partnering with federal, state and local government to promote positive change that benefits everyone touched by MS. From overcoming barriers in understanding the disease and improving access to care, to making living with MS more affordable and providing solutions that improve quality of life, we help bring citizens and officials together to address our common concerns.
Lend Your Voice to the Movement
Many challenges can be addressed through positive and productive legislative change to make a difference for people living with MS, including the more than 10,000 children, women and men in Wisconsin diagnosed with the disease.
About the Wisconsin Chapter’s Advocacy Efforts
The Wisconsin Chapter advocates to advance community and state policies and programs that impact the lives of people with MS. Through the efforts of the Chapter and its dedicated volunteers, many successes have been made possible in Wisconsin, such as financial assistance funding for MS clients through the Make a Mark for MS Charitable Giving Tax Check-Off program.
As an MS activist, you play an influential role in this process, keeping legislators informed and prepared to act on issues such as increased MS research, disability rights, access to quality health care and affordable insurance and long-term care resources.
You can be an MS activist from your home, at the office or in your community:
- Build relationships with your legislators and keep them updated on MS issues
- Share your personal story
- Meet other MS activists in your community
- Turn MS issues into state priorities
- Stay informed on healthcare policies
- Pursue legislative progress for people living with MS
- Ask public officials for support